One of the founding Fox News anchors is gone.
Uma Pemmaraju passed away on Monday.
She was 64 years old.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott announced her death.
Scott stated, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of FOX News Channel’s founding anchors and was on the air the day we launched.
“Uma was an incredibly talented journalist as well as a warm and lovely person, best known for her kindness to everyone she worked with.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to her entire family.”
No cause of death has been publicly released.
Pemmaraju is an India native, but her family had moved to Texas, which is where Uma was educated (Trinity University).
She was a trailblazer of sorts, as one of the only Indian American anchors to reach national prominence.
She did leave Fox News for a minute, but returned in 2003 making a name for herself as a substitute anchor on many of the major shows on the network.
She was named one of the “20 Intriguing Women of 1998” by Spotlight Magazine.
Source: New York Post